1920s Mary Brooks Picken Woman's Institute Sewing Book 416 Draping and Designing


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Woman's Institute of Domestic Arts & Sciences
Early Correspondence School Textbook
416 Draping and Designing with Scissors and Cloth
Large Red Cover Book

This book is one of a large series of correspondence school textbooks starting in 1916 and going into the late 1920s.  These fantastic sewing books were published by the Woman's Institute of Domestic Arts & Sciences founded by Mary Brooks Picken.  Mary Brooks Picken was the most prolific sewing teacher and writer of all time.  In addition to this series she also wrote the best how to sew guide book produced by Singer.  All told she wrote 96 books on sewing.  She also taught "Economics of Fashion" at Columbia University.

This is not a normal Woman's Institute, it is one of a limited series of large red cover books. This is dated 1925.  It is 55 pages long with all the pages tight in the binding.